The table below looks at the statistics for the Middleware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware Engineer
Rank 583 577 591
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Engineer 29 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.017% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.018% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 4
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£375 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £425 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Middleware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Middleware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Middleware Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 28 £364 -14.41% 2
London +29 20 £388 -8.82% 2
South East - 7 £323 -
City of London +31 6 £488 - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Harrogate - - - -

Middleware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Middleware Engineer in their job title.

1 37 (100.00%) Middleware
2 24 (64.86%) WebLogic
3 20 (54.05%) Oracle
4 18 (48.65%) Linux
5 17 (45.95%) Apache
6 16 (43.24%) Tomcat
6 16 (43.24%) HTTP
6 16 (43.24%) WebSphere
7 15 (40.54%) Red Hat
8 13 (35.14%) SOA
9 12 (32.43%) IBM
9 12 (32.43%) Shell Script
9 12 (32.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (32.43%) Finance
10 11 (29.73%) Banking
10 11 (29.73%) UNIX
10 11 (29.73%) Solaris
11 10 (27.03%) JBoss
11 10 (27.03%) JMS
12 9 (24.32%) SharePoint
12 9 (24.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 9 (24.32%) ITIL
12 9 (24.32%) .NET
12 9 (24.32%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (24.32%) IBM HTTP Server
12 9 (24.32%) Jython
13 8 (21.62%) IIS
13 8 (21.62%) Windows
13 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
13 8 (21.62%) SSL

Middleware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Middleware Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (64.86%) WebLogic
2 17 (45.95%) Apache
3 16 (43.24%) Tomcat
3 16 (43.24%) WebSphere
4 9 (24.32%) SharePoint
4 9 (24.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 9 (24.32%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (24.32%) IBM HTTP Server
5 8 (21.62%) IIS
5 8 (21.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (13.51%) Documentum
6 5 (13.51%) GlassFish
7 4 (10.81%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (5.41%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
1 5 (13.51%) MS Project
1 5 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (8.11%) WebTrends
2 2 (5.41%) Documaker
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (2.70%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) HTTP
2 8 (21.62%) SSL
3 2 (5.41%) SAN
3 2 (5.41%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.41%) DVB
3 2 (5.41%) NAS
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) SSH
4 1 (2.70%) LDAP
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQLPlus
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Ant
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.70%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Billing
4 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.70%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (100.00%) Middleware
2 10 (27.03%) JMS
3 9 (24.32%) .NET
4 7 (18.92%) Web Services
5 6 (16.22%) Java EE
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (8.11%) J2EE
7 2 (5.41%) POSIX
7 2 (5.41%) JDBC
7 2 (5.41%) XML
7 2 (5.41%) WebCenter
8 1 (2.70%) JAX-WS
8 1 (2.70%) Spring
8 1 (2.70%) JSF
8 1 (2.70%) XSD
8 1 (2.70%) XSLT
8 1 (2.70%) SOAP
8 1 (2.70%) HTML
8 1 (2.70%) WSDL
8 1 (2.70%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (8.11%) PKI
2 3 (8.11%) DTV
2 3 (8.11%) STB
3 2 (5.41%) DataPower
4 1 (2.70%) LPAR
4 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Linux
2 12 (32.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (29.73%) UNIX
3 11 (29.73%) Solaris
4 8 (21.62%) Windows
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) SOA
2 9 (24.32%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL V2
3 5 (13.51%) Quality Management
4 4 (10.81%) Change Management
4 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Management
5 3 (8.11%) Change Control
5 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.41%) Content Management
6 2 (5.41%) ITSM
6 2 (5.41%) Revenue Management
6 2 (5.41%) Multithreading
6 2 (5.41%) Release Management
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps
7 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) Shell Script
2 9 (24.32%) Jython
3 7 (18.92%) Bash Shell
4 6 (16.22%) Korn
4 6 (16.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 5 (13.51%) C-shell
5 5 (13.51%) Python
5 5 (13.51%) Java
6 3 (8.11%) C
6 3 (8.11%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) XPath
7 1 (2.70%) Bourne shell
7 1 (2.70%) SQL
7 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (8.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (2.70%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.70%) Puppet
3 1 (2.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (2.70%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Oracle
2 15 (40.54%) Red Hat
3 12 (32.43%) IBM
4 10 (27.03%) JBoss
5 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.22%) HP
7 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
7 3 (8.11%) Business Objects
8 2 (5.41%) TIBCO
8 2 (5.41%) Axway
9 1 (2.70%) 29West
9 1 (2.70%) VMware
9 1 (2.70%) Remedy
9 1 (2.70%) Siebel
9 1 (2.70%) CA
9 1 (2.70%) Informatica
9 1 (2.70%) Citrix